Avian & Exotics

WVC 90th Annual Conference

(EX18) Jiminy Cricket! Making Invertebrates a Better Food Source for Captive Reptiles

Wednesday, March 7
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
MBCC, Palm D, Level 3

CE Credits: 1

Invertebrates are commonly offered to captive reptiles as a food source. Unfortunately, these food items can be nutritionally deficient. The purpose of this presentation is to review the most current evidence we have regarding the nutrition value of these foods and how we can improve them.

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Mark A. Mitchell

Professor and Director
Louisiana State University School Of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Mitchell received his DVM in 1992 and his MS in 1997, both from the University of Illinois; he received his PhD from the Louisiana State University in 2001. From 1996-2007, Dr. Mitchell served as Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at LSU and as a zoological medicine specialist in the VTH. He then returned to his veterinary alma mater—the University of Illinois—and worked as a Professor in zoological medicine. In 2016 Dr. Mitchell returned to LSU as the Veterinary School Hospital Director.

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